|P with her celebration crown|
When I started a blog I didn't really think that it would serve much of a purpose beyond helping me keep track of some goals and give me some perspective on progress. Little did I know that it would become a really powerful tool for keeping my own expectations and frustrations in check, while also opening me up to the sort of supportive forum I haven't really had since late nights in middle school helping all my friends pack up their color coordinated tack trunks in anticipation of some tiny little horse trial.
What's really bizarre is that I have never been able to maintain a traditional diary, ever. Apparently (like most things in my life) all I needed to do was to sprinkle a little bit of "horse" on top, get some affirming feedback from strangers and POW, here I am. I absolutely adore the minutes I set aside on a (almost) daily basis to ponder about Miss P and review what's been going on in our lives.
So thanks for reading, thank you for your comments, thoughts, insight and perspective. It makes this whole blogging thing worthwhile. And if you're lurking out there with a blog I don't know about, post a link in the comment section so I can stalk you!
I'm finally getting back to the barn tonight (hmm, I wonder how many times I've said that in the past two months..) so hopefully the mare is still there and she still remembers what I look like, or at the very least what pocket the treats hide in (I'll take insincere affection at this point).
We might just lunge and play, we might ride, we'll see.
I'm hoping that P's toes are feeling better (I'm cringing at the thought of them actually being sore post-trim.. ugggghhhhhhh *stomach flip*) I'll expand on that topic soon as I've been working with Lucy over at the Barefoot Horse Blog, and getting her thoughts/insight on Pia's feet. If you don't follow Lucy, I really enjoy her posts and explanations that generally accompany photos..No crazy rhetoric, just some really educational and (seemingly) logical comments on hoof care.